Photo by Kate Stelwagon

 

About

I'm Aidan Leitch (or sometimes XYZAidan), an interdisciplinary maker, hacker, and tinkerer. I personally pursue many topics of research, ranging from additive manufacturing, innovative robotics, advanced materials, computerized design, and more. I've made everything from tiny walking inflatables to metamaterial bouncy balls.

I do freelance prototyping and fabrication consultation. I've designed robotic grippers for pick-and-place machines and created custom ballet orthotics. I also frequently teach classes on topics ranging from 3D printing to Arduino and DIY electronics.

I also make video art and animations.